Sam & Emma

August 3, 2018

Aug 2

6:30 pm
TO 9:30 pm

The Wurst Restaurant
22 West Matheson St
Healdsburg, CA 95448
United States


We would love to spend some time with you all the night before the wedding and give everyone an opportunity to get to know each other before the big day.

This will be on the patio of The Wurst Restaurant in central Healdsburg, we will provide food (Burgers, sausages, salads) and it will be a cash bar for drinks.

Aug 3

1:15 pm
TO 12:00 am

Mountain House Estate
Cloverdale, CA 95425
United States

Tying the knot!
The Venue

We will be tying the knot in the hills of Cloverdale at Mountain House Estate.

Getting to the wedding

If you are taking the shuttle buses we are providing to get to the wedding, please be at Dry Creek Inn at 1.15pm to board the bus for a 1.30pm departure. Please see Janina on arrival at Dry Creek Inn to check in for the bus.

Recommend having a bottle of water for the ride, it will be hot!

If you are driving, please arrive at Mountain House Estate no later than 2.30pm

Returning back to Healdsburg

Shuttles will head back to Healdsburg at midnight and will do two drops, one drop at Dry Creek Inn and a second in Healdsburg main square in case people are staying else where or want to carry on the party at Dukes bar. We will also have 1 shuttle run at 10pm should anyone need to leave early.



1.45pm - Shuttles from Dry Creek Inn, Healdsburg

2.30pm - Refreshments at Mountain House Estate

3.00pm - Ceremony

3.30pm - Cocktail Reception on the Patio

5.30pm - Wedding Breakfast & Speeches on the lawn

7.30pm - Cake cutting, bouquet toss and garter toss

8.00pm - First Dance

8.30pm - Everyone hit the dance floor!

10.00pm - Late Night Tacos

11.30pm - Last drinks

12.00pm - Your carriage awaits - Shuttles back to Healdsburg


Please RSVP by December 2017 using the RSVP tab at the bottom of the screen.

Transport from Healdsburg to Cloverdale

We recommend you stay in Healdsburg, 30 minutes south of Cloverdale.  We will also be having drinks the night before in Healdsburg and wine tasting the day after the wedding around the area.

We are arranging buses to pick up guests who require a shuttle to and from the wedding from Healdsburg. We will be picking up all guests from Dry Creek Inn at 1.45pm to get to the venue. For the return trip at midnight there will be two drops, the first at Dry Creek Inn and the second drop in the main square in Healdsburg for anyone not staying in Dry Creek Inn.

There is parking at the venue for those that plan on driving instead of using our shuttle. Please let us know in the rsvp questions if you will not need a seat on the shuttle so we know the size of buses we need.

We can do earlier shuttles back to Healdsburg for those who require it. 

Dress Code

Cocktail attire - it's a party! It will be very warm at that time of year though so dress comfortably. 

Aug 4

2:00 pm
TO 4:00 pm

Zialena Winery
United States

Lets keep the party going!
Lets raise a toast

Before leaving Sonoma County we would love to spend the Saturday afternoon with you (after hangovers have subsided)  at a local winery, Zialena - a 10 minute drive north of Healdsburg. Recommend car pooling or ubers to get there.

You will just need to pay (in cash) on arrival at the winery - tastings will be $15 or $25 depending on what one you choose.

1897 Tasting - $15: An introduction to Zialena, 4 wines, including 1 white and 3 reds.

1931 Tasting - $25: Digging deeper into Zialena. 6 wines, 1 white 5 reds. This tasting includes some of their reserve and premium barrel selection lots.

This is completely optional as we know many of you will want to get on your travels.

We will also put on a cheese board to snack on with your wine!

The Entourage
Maid of Honour
Louise and Emma have known each other since they were 11 where fate had them in the same class. We remain as close as ever even though we live in California and France.
Fiona and Emma lived together during university and lived together in London and have remained best friends!
Bex is the middle sister of the Carroll clan, works in the glam world of TV, is great fun after 2 glasses of wine but will be asleep after 4 ;)
Abby is the smart one of the Carrolls, is a maths whiz (and teacher), she's the youngest, the cheekiest, and can handle her drink better than the rest of us (or so she thinks).
Best Man
Ever since they met in grade 2, Josh and Sam were always going to be each others best man.
Knighty and Sam went to Senior Secondary College together, lived together in Noosa and is the reason why Sam came to SF in the first place, so he definitely played a part in Sam and Emma meeting!
Jeff has been one of Sams closest friends since first coming to the States over 3 years ago and is to blame for Sams new found love of whiskey.
Jacques and Sam met in Noosa and have been friends, work colleagues and drinking buddies ever since!
Travel and Accommodation
Travel and Accommodation

Dry Creek Inn, Healdsburg

This will be the main pick up and drop off point for getting shuttle buses to and from the wedding venue and is where we recommend guests stay. This is also where Sam will be staying the night before the big day. Whether you stay at the Dry Creek Inn or choose elsewhere in Healdsburg, please book early - Healdsburg is very popular in the summer months and tends to get more expensive the closer you get to the day. Dry Creek Inn is bookable now and should only require a deposit upfront.

How to get to Healdsburg

Healdsburg is approximately 90 minutes drive from San Francisco. The easiest way to get to Healdsburg from San Francisco is to rent a car.

Alternatively it is possible to get an Uber to and from Healdsburg - the cost would likely be around $125 each way and it may take a few tries to get a car that would take you that far but it is possible!

Flights and getting around SF

From the UK to San Francisco:
You can get great deals if you fly from London Gatwick to Oakland on Norwegian airlines: It is just as easy to get into central San Francisco from Oakland as it is from San Francisco International Airport. Alternatively BA, Virgin, American Airlines, United and a number of other airlines all fly from Heathrow to San Francisco International Airport.

From OZ to San Francisco:
Depending on where you're flying from in Oz you may have to have a stop over in LA, Hawaii or New Zealand. Hawaii airlines, Air New Zealand and Qantas all have some good deals if you book early enough.

There is also a great service called flightfox that we have used: For $49 they will find you the cheapest deal - but if they don't find you a flight at least $49 cheaper then you don't pay the fee.

Travel from the airport to the City

You can easily get either the train(Bart) or an uber from either Oakland (approx $45 uber to city) or San Francisco airport (approx $30 uber to city). If you plan on renting a car for the week/s you can do so at either airport or in the city.

Bart map for public transport:

Uber Discount Codes

Perfect if you have never used Uber before and plan on getting a taxi from the airport to San Francisco.

Get $20 off your first ride using the code: emmac5515ue and download the app here

Things to Do in San Francisco
Trip ideas

We know many of you will want to plan a larger holiday around the wedding so here are some ideas of other places you can visit while you're here:

1. California road trip! Hire a car for the week and drive the coast of California from San Francisco to LA. Stop on the way in Monterey bay, Big Sur, Carmel and Santa Barbara! 

2. Party in Vegas! Just a 1.5hr flight from San Francisco you can make the most of our summer with pool parties, shows, world class food and plenty of casinos!

3. Spend some time in Northern California. There is so much to do from wine tasting in Napa Valley, hiking in Yosemite national park or paddle boarding on Lake Tahoe there is something for everyone just a car drive away.

4. For the Brits - Stop in New York, New Orleans, Cuba, Florida or a Caribbean island on the way back to break up the long haul flight.

5. For the Aussies - Swing by Mexico or Hawaii and top up your tan!

Let us know if you'd like any more specific recommendations for travel, hotels or things to do in any of those places!

Babysitting Services

For those who are bringing older children with them on their travels and need childcare services in Healdsburg there are two local services that have very good reviews that can babysit in your hotel room/Airbnb during the wedding:


We know how expensive it is for many of you to travel to our wedding and your attendance to our special day is already more than we could ask for!

However, some people have expressed a wish to be able to give a gift and so if you wish a contribution towards our honeymoon in April 2019 would be hugely appreciated.